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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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3458 Highway 1 (Shoreline Hwy.), Stinson Beach, CA 94970
415.868.0434
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sat - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
tomorrow it will definitely be someplace else

wish we could pick tonight's dinner place all over again - we would not pick sand dollar. we arrived just after 5pm and they were out clams, salmon, prawns, ahi ahi, and scallops. and they were out of guiness draft, as well, as two other drafts ordered by neighboring tables. so, we ordered... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
dmc50
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SF Bay Area
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

wish we could pick tonight's dinner place all over again - we would not pick sand dollar. we arrived just after 5pm and they were out clams, salmon, prawns, ahi ahi, and scallops. and they were out of guiness draft, as well, as two other drafts ordered by neighboring tables. so, we ordered calamari and what we thought was safe,... More 

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San Rafael, California
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you want food and a drink at a reasonable price and late night activity, this is the place. Weather permitting, outdoor seating is a must. Rustic beachy, but fun.

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Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wow! It has been a long time since I could not eat a meal. The petite steak was susposed to be medium rare - it was well done and hard to cut with sharp knife. They Pinot noir was thin (horrible) and way over priced. They were over booked, over crowded and under staffed. I only took a couple of... More 

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fish and chips looked amazing but weren't. Fish was oddly tough end chewy, and a bit flavorless. Chips (fries) were not especially fresh. Cocktail sauce had a gelatinous texture. Tarter sauce was basically mayonnaise. Waitress was great. Price was high.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After a day of wrestling with the waves at Stinson Beach, we were famished and came upon the only restaurant open at the time.With no shaded tables left, we chose to sit on the patio anyway. Sitting outside was lovely, even though it is next to the street. Being by the sea, we expected some amazing seafood. I ordered fish... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On our short visit to the area we stopped in to The Sand Dollar for a bite to eat and a beverage. There was nothing that really appealed to us on the menu, both selection and cost so we had a beverage after our long drive. Beer was $6 each. We felt we were being gouged. If you want to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A quiet, little place with as many locals as tourists. The seafood was great. Roasted Wild Kins Salmon was tender and tasty. Shrimp Ceviche with Papaya was one of th best this ceviche-searcher has found. Hubby had a sushi appetizer which he loved. Didn't bother with desert. It might have been great but we didn't want the calories.

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West Chester, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed our stop for lunch at the Sand Dollar. I had the fish taco and it was very good. They had a bluegrass band playing that afternoon. We experienced good service there.

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Stinson Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is a there there. Friends, neighbors and visitors from over the hill and all over the world come together in this comfortable place. Music every night, menu featuring local seafood and vegetables done with mastery and simplicity. If you have a fish taco here - it is everything a fish taco should be, steamy, sweet fresh fish, avocado at... More 

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Cotati, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Sit on the outside deck or the front porch to meet other travelers and beachies. Good food and service and full bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3458 Highway 1 (Shoreline Hwy.), Stinson Beach, CA 94970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: 415.868.0434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?